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Ok so as some may know im new to riding in the dirt :808922-fiddy: About 4 months ago i was able to get my hands on a 98 KX 125 from a friend that i did a Mortgage loan for.
The Bike runs like a tank, but ive been slowley buying new parts for it to make it look as close to new as possible.
Ive got a guy that will powder coat my frame and swing arm for $100 bucks :grin: but i dont know what color i want. SHould i do both black or should i go green frame silver swingarm or what. heres the pictures of some of the plastic and decals i bought already...



 

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There are three varieties i like: Stock (like silver swingarm etc); all black (hard to keep clean but badass with white decals) or green (like a jumpin frog).

I guess If you prefer a change, I´d vote for the black one! :waytogo:
 

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I don't think I would coat the swingarm at all. But I vote for a green frame if you can get the "right" green. Or a metallic looking purple. That would be different, eh?
 

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Don't forget to pull all the bearings on the swingarm if you powder Coat it . the heating process will mellt all the grease and dry the needles out. I personally would leave the swingarm alone , it takes a lot of abuse .
 

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I say quit treating it like it's a street bike. Go out and ride the piss out of it!!

Think of it as your race bike. It doesn't have to be pretty but, it's got to be effective. Heck, do most street racers even wash their bikes?? :lol:
 

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I agree with Zoey, let's just go ride. But if you are going to powder coat it, green would be fugly. Go black.
 

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yeah since i pretty much got the bike for free i just wasnted to make it look as close to new as i could considering the shape it was in when i got it... Now that i have it all apart i need to replace the swingarm axle bolt as it was frozen to the spacers due to rust, and i going to need new bearings and bushings since we had to heat up the axle to even get it out... I also now need a lower linkage arm for the rear shock, cause whoever put the bike back together didnt replace the bearings and just put in the spacers and know its completly destroyed were the shock and link arm connect...
Im thinking i may just go with the a lite silver for the frame and swingarm instead of black or green...

Jay ill be ready to go riding in about 2 weeks... :waytogo: :waytogo: I can go weekends and weekdays so just tell me when. :808922-fiddy: :waytogo:
 

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It's looking like thurdays will be good.
 

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ZOEY said:
I say quit treating it like it's a street bike. Go out and ride the piss out of it!!

Think of it as your race bike. It doesn't have to be pretty but, it's got to be effective. Heck, do most street racers even wash their bikes?? :lol:

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The beauty in dirt riding is that you can crash regularly with minor or no consequences. In fact, if you don't crash once in a while, you're not pushing yourself hard enough. So why spend a bunch of money to make your dirtbike beautiful when you're just going to scrape it on the ground anyway? And unless you're awfully small, you're probably going to want to trade that bike in for something with a little more power before too long. And I seriously doubt you'd recover your powder coating investment.
 

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[quote The beauty in dirt riding is that you can crash regularly with minor or no consequences. In fact, if you don't crash once in a while, you're not pushing yourself hard enough. So why spend a bunch of money to make your dirtbike beautiful when you're just going to scrape it on the ground anyway? And unless you're awfully small, you're probably going to want to trade that bike in for something with a little more power before too long. And I seriously doubt you'd recover your powder coating investment.

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Ditto.

You clearly have no idea how much dirtbikes get the [censored] beat out of them, especially 125's. I wouldn't mess with it, you'll cry the first time you crash. I know when I ride, I crash at least every time I take the bike to a track.
 

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Agreed, I have been riding since I was 8 and have spent a good bit of money on my bikes looking good, I had a 2002 KTM 125 sx and put all black plastics, black excel rims, and painted my frame and subframe black, and put Skin Industries graphics on it, and I screwed it up in a week of riding, and got non of the money back when I sold it, now I got a 2001 YZ 125 and it looks like a piece of [censored], but runs like a raped ape, I say you just leave it alone and beat the hell out of it, that's what it's meant for, it's a "dirt bike" remember? It's not a fashion show, it's more about how you can ride than what you are riding. Just my 2 cents
 
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